>> Friday, April 09, 2010
From Robert Elvington...
Now that yesterdays system has passed through we can expect average to below average temperatures for the next few days. Next week will remain quiet with only a small chance of rain into Tuesday evening with highs in the 70s.
Yesterday's event unfolded mostly how we forecasted with multicell storms and a few embedded supercells. We did though, as the afternoon progressed, advected in higher than expected helicity values, prompting SPC to issue a tornado watch. However, going by storm reports North Carolina only saw high wind reports with a few tornado warnings issued by the weather service.
In conjunction with the weather service and North Carolina Climate Center we received report that this was the warmest first week of April on record. With an average mean temperature for the 7 day period at 70.7 beating out 1967 with 69.4. Apparently this phenomenon of a hot spell after a cold winter is nothing new. I have a attached a link that explains the Global pattern of the past few months.